84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
This legislation would amend the Occupations code, and end the dual state agency regulation of the
wholesale auto auction industry. Currently the sale of automobiles at auction is regulated by the Texas Department of
Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), but the sale of these automobiles must be licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).
Vote Recommendation Notes
We support this effort to amend the Occupations Code to reduce the duplicate regulation of auto auctions. The status quo represents unnecessary overregulation which this legislation would correct and streamline. This supports limited government.
While considering the subject, the Senate may wish to consider doing away with licensing for auto auctions altogether.